Pet & Equi: Pet Accessories & Medical Supplies in Heliopolis’ Citystars
The Cairo shopping scene is one that’s ever-expanding, bringing never ending fashion to the streets of Egypt. However, there’s not much in the way of pet accessories – if you’re going to look fabulous, why shouldn’t your puppy?
In the depths of Citystars, hidden next to the parking lot, Pet & Equi’s glass front shows off a well-stocked range of animal supplies and strives to meet pet-lovers’ needs with quality, fashionable accessories made for cats, dogs and horses.
Like a lot of up-market pet shops in Cairo, Pet & Equi doesn’t sell animals, but can refer you to breeders or animal rescue shelters should you require.
To the right side of the shop, food bowls are displayed on the floor and are not the easiest to access, although there is a good range of colours and sizes; from small to extra large, in either steel (55.50LE-152LE) or plastic (21LE-70LE). We went for a mini, pale pink one with a stainless steel bow on the side (55.50LE). They also stock automatic feeders (1700LE), which release a measured amount of food at set intervals, as well as portable water dispensers for travelling (35LE).
There’s also a collection of different animal beds including large floor pillows (300LE+), cushioned armchairs and more unusual creations; an elevated, black leather, boudoir-type sofa with a removable cushion (2466LE) and a fun, pink plastic house, shaped like a cats head (1700LE), for example. They also stock traditional wooden outdoor dog houses for(1700LE).
All-important dog leads and collars are aplenty, from heavy duty leather and chains, to thin, puppy training leads and material harnesses. Retractable leads range from 170LE to 360LE depending on both the brand and the size of the animal you’re buying for.
A whole wall is dedicated to dog toys, in an unbeatable range of shapes and sizes, including Frisbees, balls, shoes, squeaky chickens and circus style, run-through tunnels (106LE). Cat scratching posts are also available (100LE+), with and without catnip, helping to save your furniture from sharp claws.
Masses of dog and cat treats are available, from simple chew sticks and bones to more gourmet options, if you will. Of course, there is also a variety of premium dry food brands available in small, medium and giant sized bags.
Pet & Equi also cater for your pet’s pharmaceutical needs, with a number of shampoos, litter trays, cushioned, post-op collars (220LE-260LE) and even cologne, to keep your pet smelling fresh between washes.
Separated to the left side of the shop, an equally in-depth and organised section has been arranged for horse accessories, boasting everything from riding clothes and tack, to grooming accessories, medicinal sprays and antibacterial creams. Evidently, horse riding uniforms don’t come cheap; quality jodhpurs start at 800LE, whilst a pair of smart black riding boots will set you back 600LE and an adult-sized hard hat was priced at 800LE. Riding gear ranged from saddles, saddle pads (220LE), bridles (360LE-1000LE+), stirrups, horse shoes and hoof care kits.
Pet & Equi is a well-stocked, organised pet shop, selling dog and cat accessories at an international standard. More unusually, they stock a wide range of quality, albeit expensive, horse riding accessories, giving it an edge over its competitors.